It has been a busy summer, late fall around here and I need to get back to painting! Things have started to calm down some and everyone is back on schedule for the time being (except me). I work in a pretty small studio, 12ft. by 16ft. or thereabouts. Somehow I manage to paint, store … More Time to Clean Up, Again!!!!!
Where does the time go??? I can’t believe how long it has been since my last post here. So much has been going on that has kept me out of the studio and focused on family, holidays, and other obligations I just haven’t been able to paint much. I take that last part back, I … More It’s Been A While!
Yes, I have a lot of art supplies and never enough places to put them. I need to organize things again after the flurry of activity involved in getting ready for the art fair. My space has to be multi-purpose to accommodate not only painting but storage for finished work, work in progress, supplies, and … More Working Gets Messy
Such a busy summer, I can’t believe it is almost over and the kids are heading back to school already! I am doing the Woodland Art Fair again and these are a couple of paintings I hope to finish in time….
Looking out my back door… you can’t tell from this but it was raining. Well, I have to say I cannot believe it is June already. I have been busier than than ever, but not much happening in the studio lately. The Art Fair I exhibited in a few weeks ago was very disappointing, … More Trying to keep up!
After filling out applications for summer camps and all the end of the school year loose ends, I am working on getting ready for a couple of Art Fairs. I have a grandson who is 13 and in Middle School that lives with us and he is a real joy. He is very bright and … More The Weekend is Almost Here!
I posted this a week ago and decided it needed a few revisions so I trashed it. I changed a bit of the wording and hope it is more readable now. I love being up early before most anyone else. Taking my coffee outside and just sitting awhile. I love the peacefulness of it, … More On Being a Morning Person
These past few weeks I have been prepping paper and canvas for new work. I thought I would share how I do this. I use mostly Arches 140lb. cold-pressed paper because I know it best and I prefer the way it accepts paint and the processes I use. The first thing I do is to … More Beginning The Process
I have finally finished reorganizing my studio and as usual it took longer than I expected. The good news is I forced myself to actually get rid of a lot of unrelated stuff that shouldn’t have been in there to begin with. So now it is done and I should be able to … More Sorting It Out
Just a little sunshine can make a big difference…… We have an Arboretum not to far from where I live and it is a favorite place for me. I have missed walking in the mornings for much of the winter. Finally we have some sunshine and nice warm days to enjoy. I know it … More Ready for Spring